LANSING, Mich. - Lansing Community College will hold a Black Business Expo and Entrepreneur Pitch competition 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, October 18 at its West Campus. The event is a continuation of the college’s participation in the yearlong national commemoration of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act.
LCC joined the nationwide commemoration of four centuries of African American History in the U.S. and the Expo is the sixth event the college has held as part of its observance.
Business owners and community agencies are invited to participate in this FREE event designed to showcase their services, products and information. Although this is a celebration of Black owned business all community members are welcome to participate.
The Expo provides an incredible opportunity for vendors to sell their merchandise and generate on-the-spot revenue through direct sales to attendees, build a follow-up database for ongoing business, advertise their company, or recruit new employees.
There will also be a pitch competition for entrepreneurs to sell their ideas or services to a panel of judges with a chance to win cash prizes.
Local food trucks will be onsite for the day and tours of LCC’s West Campus facilities will be conducted.
“We are proud to present the inaugural Black Business Expo and Entrepreneur Pitch competition as a way to stimulate growth and development within the urban business community, said LCC’s chief diversity officer Dr. Tonya Bailey. “This Expo is designed to strengthen local businesses, inspire an entrepreneurial spirit, and assist in building better relationships between businesses and the communities they serve.”
LCC is excited to provide a platform for business owners and entrepreneurs who have cutting-edge products and services.
To learn more about the upcoming Black Business Expo and Entrepreneur Pitch competition, or LCC’s yearlong observance of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act visit lcc.edu/400years.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.